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Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
Accession Number
997010011
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight side…
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Accession Number
997010011
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Supplies, Hospital
Electrocardiography
Electroencephalography
Electrosurgery
Diagnosis
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight sides with product information and direction printed in English on front and in French on back in navy ink; mold lines on sides from base to top; flat shoulders taper to cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; cap has thick vertical indents in sides and sides taper to flat top with hinged rectangular spout nozzle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
plastic: semi-clear, white
ink: navy, black
Inscriptions
Printed on front of bottle: “CARDIO-CREAM // An electroconductive cream designed // to give maximum conductivity between // skin and electrode. For use in electro- // cardiography, electroencephalography // and electrosurgical procedures. // DIRECTIONS: Apply a thin layer of // cream onto the skin areas. // Choose // areas relatively free of hair. Spread the // cream evenly and attach the electrode. // The emulsifying action solubilizes the // skin oils thus ensuring a good contact. // After using, the cream may be mas- // saged into skin or wiped off with // a tissue. // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO // CANADA”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) 384140”; embossed on bottom: “PLAX”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row B
Length
13.4 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading of stamped lot number on base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Document
Website
Reference Comments
Label on artifact (997.010.011)
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1969.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Cardio-Cream was a product marketed by Ingram & Bell specifically for use in hospitals and for medical professionals; it was an electroconductive cream used in electrocardiography, electroencephalography, and electrosurgical procedures.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
Accession Number
997010012
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight side…
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Accession Number
997010012
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnosis
Cardiology
Supplies, Hospital
MeSH Heading
Supplies, Hospital
Electrocardiography
Electroencephalography
Electrosurgery
Diagnosis
Description
Full cylindrical semi-transparent plastic Cardio-Cream squeeze bottle with non-removable cylindrical white plastic screw cap; nearly full with white cream; base has slight circular push up with lot number stamped in black ink and manufacturer information embossed; cylindrical body has straight sides with product information and direction printed in English on front and in French on back in navy ink; mold lines on sides from base to top; flat shoulders taper to cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; cap has thick vertical indents in sides and sides taper to flat top with hinged rectangular spout nozzle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1968
1986
circa 1968 – 1986
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo adopted in late 1960s; company became Ingram & Bell Inc. in 1986
Material
plastic: semi-clear, white
ink: navy, black
Inscriptions
Printed on front of bottle: “CARDIO-CREAM // An electroconductive cream designed // to give maximum conductivity between // skin and electrode. For use in electro- // cardiography, electroencephalography // and electrosurgical procedures. // DIRECTIONS: Apply a thin layer of // cream onto the skin areas. // Choose // areas relatively free of hair. Spread the // cream evenly and attach the electrode. // The emulsifying action solubilizes the // skin oils thus ensuring a good contact. // After using, the cream may be mas- // saged into skin or wiped off with // a tissue. // FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY // INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // TORONTO // CANADA”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) 384140”; embossed on bottom: “PLAX”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row B
Length
13.4 cm
Diameter
4.5 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading of stamped lot number on base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Artifact
Document
Website
Reference Comments
Label on artifact (997.010.012)
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1969.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Cardio-Cream was a product marketed by Ingram & Bell specifically for use in hospitals and for medical professionals; it was an electroconductive cream used in electrocardiography, electroencephalography, and electrosurgical procedures.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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Dates
1967
1970
circa 1967 - 1970
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
006033006 a-b
Description
Full cylindrical white and navy metal Medi-Kleen Mint aerosol can (a) with removable cylindrical cream plastic cap (b); aerosol can has navy, turquoise and cream paper label on sides with printed product and company information in English and French; bottom of can is grey metal with domed push up a…
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Accession Number
006033006 a-b
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Aerosols
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Description
Full cylindrical white and navy metal Medi-Kleen Mint aerosol can (a) with removable cylindrical cream plastic cap (b); aerosol can has navy, turquoise and cream paper label on sides with printed product and company information in English and French; bottom of can is grey metal with domed push up and lot number stamped in black ink; top section of can is white and grey metal dome with circular depression and white plastic tipped nozzle extending from top; cap has molded concentric circles on top and hollow interior with cylindrical nozzle guard extending downward from top.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a – aerosol can – Length 15.2 cm Diameter 6.7 cm
b – cap – Length 4.7 cm Diameter 6.5 cm
Provenance
Received from anonymous donor via Kingston General Hospital Public Affairs.
Maker
Ingram & Bell Limited
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1967
1970
circa 1967 - 1970
Date Remarks
Presence of Ingram & Bell logo discontinued in late 1960s (at least to 1967); expiration date May 14 1970 (aerosol shelf life 2-3 years)
Material
paper: cream
ink: navy, blue, turquoise, black
metal: grey, white
plastic: cream, white
Inscriptions
Printed on label: “INGRAM & BELL LIMITED // MEDI-KLEEN // MINT // Aerosol // AIR DEODORANT // and SANITIZER // DESODORISANT ET // ASSAINISSEUR D’AIR // INGRAM & BELL // LIMITED // TORONTO MONTREAL // WINNIPEG CALGARY VANCOUVER // CANADA // MEDI-KLEEN is recommended for the // Hospital room, ward, physician’s office, // sickroom or washroom. Medi-Kleen elimi- // nates odour by chemical neutralization or // emulsification. Does not result in paralysis // of the sense of smell. The combination of // glycols plus Benzethonium Chloride when // converted to a mist serves to minimize air // borne cross-infection by physical and // chemical action. // Directions for use as an Air // Deodorant and Sanitizer: Remove // cap. Press button with nozzle directed away // from you. Direct spray upward. Distribute // the spray evenly to all parts of the room. // Allow about 10 seconds of spray for every // 800 to 1000 cubic feet of space. // CONTAINS: // Benzethonium Chloride 0.2% // Triethylene Glycol 3.46% // Propylene Glycol 2.59% // Inert Ingredients (Solvent // Aromatics Propellant etc.) 93.75% // CAUTION: // KEEP AT ROOM TEMPERATURE // As contents are under pressure do not // puncture or throw into fire or incinerator. // Do not spray closer than two to three // feet from any surface. // CONTENTS: 11 oz. net weight”; stamped on label in blue ink: “MAY 14 1970”; stamped on bottom in black ink: “(L) // 27DQ”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row G
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading of label; major fading of expiry dates on cap; minor corrosion all over metal pieces.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Document
Document (online)
Reference Comments
Ingram & Bell Limited. Pharmaceutical Catalogue, 1964.
Ingram & Bell Limited. Instruments, Surgical Equipment, Supplies, for Physicians, Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories and Industrial First Aid Departments, 1959.
MDS Inc. “Mds Inc. Annual Information Form for the Year Ended October 31, 2002.” MDS Inc., 2003.
“Cardinal Health Canada Inc.” Canadian Business Resource, Canadian Newspaper Services International Limited, 2019. Accessed 7 August 2019.
Research Facts
Medi-Kleen was marketed by Ingram & Bell as an air deodorant and sanitizer designed to freshen air, kill germs, and limit cross infection in hospitals, doctors offices, washrooms and even in homes; contained Benzethonium Chloride, Triethylene Glycol and Ammonia Antiseptic.
Ingram & Bell Limited was a medical supply company first established in Toronto in 1905; the company became a Canadian leader in the distribution of medical products; their wide selection included equipment, surgical tools, and pharmaceuticals; as the company grew, they established branches in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver; became Ingram & Bell Inc. and 49% owned by MDS in 1986; MDS acquired 100% in 1993; became Source Medical Corporation after merger with Allegiance Healthcare Canada Inc. in 1997; acquired by Cardinal Health Canada Inc. in 2005.
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